motivational speaker, keynote speaker, fufurist, humorist, trainer
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Sally Strackbein
Defining Story®

Sally Strackbein,  Presentation Skills, public speaking skillsPresentation Skills / Business Storytelling
Marketing / Emergency Preparedness

Sally teaches her easy method of public speaking. Anyone who needs to speak to even one other person to influence, persuade or sell will benefit from learning how to speak with authenticity and power. She focuses on speaking presence and storytelling.

Master speakers tell stories. Sally helps speakers discover their best stories and shows them how to tell their stories with passion, humor and eloquence.

Sally’s other area of expertise is emergency preparedness for individuals, families and employees.

Sally has been speaking and training for over 15 years. Sally has appeared on television, newspapers and radio, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News, NPR Marketplace, German Focus TV, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Arizona Republic and many more. Sally is a member of the National Speakers Association.

Sally Strackbein
Defining Story® and Speaker Zone
PO Box 710540
Herndon, VA 20171

Fee Range: $2,500-5,000

DC, MD, VA - Will travel.

Strategic Bragging: How to Establish Instant Credibility

Don't like to blow your own horn? Join presentation skills coach, Sally Strackbein, to learn the art of Strategic Bragging - for more success. You will gain confidence, boost your prestige and influence, and attract and impress ideal clients or even your boss. Master the key elements that make your message crystal clear, persuasive, and unforgettable, getting you the results you want — every time.

Strategic Bragging establishes your credibility, attracts clients who are right for you, and positions you as the only person to call. People immediately understand what you do, the value of what you have to offer, and why they should do business with you! In this interactive presentation or workshop you learn:

  • What to say to be instantly credible
  • What never to say about yourself or your business
  • 3 keys to successful bragging
  • Where and how to strategically brag for business
  • How you can speak to get more business

Speaking and Storytelling for Business Success

Sally’s  innovative approach to public speaking skills makes confident speakers out of anyone. You learn how to speak and how to create presentations that get results.

In her small group presentation skills / storytelling workshop:

  • You learn to speak and communicate effectively.
  • You polish your own authentic style.
  • You discover how to craft stories that make your points stick

When you need to speak to develop rapport, persuade, sell or motivate . . .

  • When you need to speak in front of others for any reason
  • When you need to influence even one person
  • When even thinking about speaking makes you nervous

. . . Then this public speaking and storytelling presentation or workshop is for you.

    "Sally Strackbein's instruction had a dramatic effect on my public speaking, both in terms of content and presentation. I am so grateful to her for opening my eyes to how to connect with my audience."
                   —Ronald Kessler, New York Times bestselling author

Are You Prepared?

Sally Strackbein is the host of She tells engaging stories that bring her ideas to life and inspire you to take small steps that get you huge payoffs. Remember, if your employees are not prepared, you are not prepared.

    “My experience with Sally was pleasant from the start. Not only was she able to travel to the Virgin Islands on short notice, but she prepared an engaging and thought provoking presentation. She was the final speaker at our Business Preparedness Summit, and her style of sharing stories and experiences was the perfect way to end the day. I have coordinated many meetings of this sort, and never have I seen the audience laugh and chuckle so much. Sally is a pleasure to work with and she is the perfect addition to any of your meetings and events.”

        —Renata Christian, Pandemic Influenza Planning Coordinator
        Virgin Islands Department of Health
(703) 262-0361

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